Second European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Genova, Italy
September 24-26, 1991


Connected Speech Processes in Second Language Learning

J. Ingram, J. Pittam

The University of Queensland, Queensland, Australia

This paper presents longitudinal data on the acquisition of connected speech processes (CSPs) and the preservation of phonological transfer effects and developmental processes in four Vietnamese speakers acquiring Australian English (Aust. Eng. ). Samples of spontaneous speech ('mini-discourses'), obtained from home interviews over a 2 year period following initial entry to Australia, were transcribed and coded for the presence of phonetic processes, using a custom-designed acoustic editor and annotation program. Keywords: Vietnamese-English; Connected Speech Processes; second language learning

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Bibliographic reference.  Ingram, J. / Pittam, J. (1991): "Connected speech processes in second language learning", In EUROSPEECH-1991, 1463-1466.